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Tortured Prosecutions: Holding Private Military Contractors Accountable

Garrett Ordower

in Confronting Torture: Essays on the Ethics, Legality, History, and Psychology of Torture Today

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226529387
eISBN:
9780226529554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226529554.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter argues that the vast increase in the U.S. use of military contractors to fight the War on Terror has created the potential for illegality and abuse by U.S. military contractors but ... More


The Role of the Home State in Ensuring Compliance with Human Rights by Private Military Contractors

Francesco Francioni

in War by Contract: Human Rights, Humanitarian Law, and Private Contractors

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199604555
eISBN:
9780191725180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604555.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter argues that international human rights law offers a rational basis for the construction of a general due diligence obligation of home states of private military and security companies ... More


The Just War Tradition and the New Market for Private Force

Amy E. Eckert

in Outsourcing War: The Just War Tradition in the Age of Military Privatization

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801454202
eISBN:
9781501703577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801454202.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Many of the military functions that were once performed exclusively by national militaries are now performed by private military contractors (PMCs) hired by the state. These PMCs, whether or not they ... More


Privatization and the Normative Challenge to Jus in Bello Rules

Amy E. Eckert

in Outsourcing War: The Just War Tradition in the Age of Military Privatization

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801454202
eISBN:
9781501703577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801454202.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter begins by considering the relationship between jus ad bellum and jus in bello rules, which regulate different aspects of war, as well as the relationship between international law and ... More


Outsourcing War: The Just War Tradition in the Age of Military Privatization

Amy E. Eckert

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801454202
eISBN:
9781501703577
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801454202.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Recent decades have seen an increasing reliance on private military contractors (PMCs) to provide logistical services, training, maintenance, and combat troops. This book examines the ethical ... More


Jus ad Bellum Principles and Privatized War

Amy E. Eckert

in Outsourcing War: The Just War Tradition in the Age of Military Privatization

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801454202
eISBN:
9781501703577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801454202.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter considers how private military corporations might skew the application of jus ad bellum principles, particularly with respect to proportionality and reasonable chance of success. It uses ... More


The Renaissance, 1300–1600: The Case of the Condottieri and the Military Labor Market

in Castles, Battles, & Bombs: How Economics Explains Military History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226071633
eISBN:
9780226071657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226071657.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

Military contractors, or condottieri, and their men were not welcome anywhere. No one in Europe enjoyed the presence of these mercenary forces, and all were desperate to make them go away, fast and ... More


The Ethics of War, the Market for Private Force, and the Public/Private Divide

Amy E. Eckert

in Outsourcing War: The Just War Tradition in the Age of Military Privatization

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801454202
eISBN:
9781501703577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801454202.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter presents answers to questions about how to apply the principles of just war theory to contemporary conflicts in which private military contractors (PMCs) figure significantly. It begins ... More


The State System and the Evolution of the Just War Tradition

Amy E. Eckert

in Outsourcing War: The Just War Tradition in the Age of Military Privatization

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801454202
eISBN:
9781501703577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801454202.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter discusses the just war tradition's development and the context of the evolution of the state system and the changing role of private force. To best track the effect of the state system's ... More


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